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Texas’s Abbott Says Californians Coming to State Tend to Be Conservative

Greg Abbott speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas, on Aug. 4. 

Greg Abbott speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas, on Aug. 4. 

Photographer: Dylan Hollingsworth/Bloomberg

Texas Governor Greg Abbott told his fellow conservatives that they don’t need to worry about transplants from California and New York turning the state blue ahead of his re-election.

Abbott spoke about the state’s strong job creation and influx of new businesses and residents, in particular from California, at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas on Thursday. He also suggested that many of the California newcomers are conservative and that liberal Texans have moved to the west coast.